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Dr. Chad Zooker

Sports Medicine
Baltimore, MD
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baltimore, MD

Address

2700 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 730am - 730pm
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

106 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: What are your goals? If trying to lose weight, then skip the protein shakes. If you are trying to gain weight or add muscle, then consider whey or s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Symptoms of a stress fracture include focal pain with activity that resolves when resting, usually after an increase in training or a change in traini... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Sports Psychologist: You should seek the services of a sports psychologist. I have no doubt that there will be more than a few in the miami area. You can try contacting ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Examine your diet: Simply lifting weights is not enough to gain weight. Your body needs additional protein and other nutrients in order to translate your work in the gy... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Homework?: Shin splints are caused by inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia bone. Symptons include pain, swelling, slight warmth to touch in the region of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Start with basics: Start with ice (20 min on every hour), an over the counter anti-inflammatory (naproxen, ibuprofen) if safe for you, and stopping any activities that a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Surgical treatment for full thickness rotator cuff tears (RCT) depends on age, activity level, pain level, weakness, and tear characteristics (size, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Crossfit scaleable: Anyone can participate in crossfit exercises. Workouts can be intense, but can be scaled to your abilities. Acertified crossfit trainer at an affili... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No: You will enable yourself to build more lean muscle with this approach, especially if you add weightlifting/resistance training to your workouts. Your... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See your ortho: 3 months is sufficient time to recover from a routine ankle sprain at your age. If still having pain or other symptoms you should see an orthopaedic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Not directly, but...: Shin splints are usually caused by irritation in the lining of the bone (periosteum) of the shins. Stress fractures result from repeated stress to a ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Don't: Don't focus on how much weight is on the bar until you have spent time practicing the technique.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Change your diet: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effective... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work w... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Low risk: The meniscus is under greatest stress with pivoting movements and deep knee bending. Modify your activities preop and avoid high impact running, jump... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Hip impingement: Mri arthrogram (mri with dye injected into the hip) is the modality for diagnosis. Treatment initially is with anti-inflammatories, physical therapy.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Patience: Bone takes 6 weeks to heal in average healthy adult. Surgery puts bone in proper location, but healing is not any faster. You have just started weig... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Calories per hour depends on the type of lifts you are doing, your body weight, and the intensity/rep scheme you are using. What is more important to... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Varies: Outcomes after hip surgery for your condition varies depending on the extent of the tear, location of the tear, whether tear is fixed or simply shaved... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Bad plan: 2 hours of exercise per day is excessive and cutting calories on top of it will only lead to short term weight loss before your metabolism slows down ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Help your pain: Ice is the standard for any extremity pain/injury. 20min every hour. A bag of frozen peas or corn works just as well as an expensive gel pad. Also ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Can effect sleep: Although you may feel tired after a good workout, exercise is stimulating to your body. Exercising before bed may prevent you from falling asleep eff... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Form first: Attempts to gain muscle in an immature body can lead to injuries and frustration. Hormonal changes that occur during puberty set the stage for build... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Increasing exercise intensity allows you to be more efficient and achieve same goals in less time. Some experts feel that exercise can lose it's bene... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Diet: No matter how much core work you do or what supplements you take, your diet is the most important factor in improving the appearance of your abs. If ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Careful: The combination of these 2 meds can increase depression of your central nervous system. Most likely you will experience significant drowsiness if tak... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Anti-infla... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
May be tendonitis: If your pain is focal at the bottom end of your kneecap one possibility is patellar tedonitis. You can treat with ice, anti-inflammatories, stretchin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
6wks: Most healthy adults will heal a broken bone in about 6 weeks. Hands/fingers tend to heal a little faster than other parts of the body. Healing of th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Don't treat yourself: The ring finger is very important with respect to grip strength of your hand. Orthopaedic surgeons spend years training in order to diagnose and trea... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on stability: Nondisplaced weber b fractures can often be treated nonsurgically. The decision to operate on these depends on the stability of the deltoid ligament.... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe a little: Muscle injuries generally respond well to ice, rest, stretching, and time. Medications like nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc...) can help decrease in... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: The dizziness may be simply related to being deconditioned or exercising more intensely than your body is ready for. However, dizziness may also be c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Danger: The side effects of testosterone are very real and very dangerous for a young person. These include testicular shrinkage, heart disease, liver diseas... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No: It contains a whey protein blend and some additional ingredients mainly for flavor and preservation. Creatine is a separate supplement.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Avoid fat and sugar: Stick with lean protein after workouts if trying to lose weight. Carbs like sweet potatoes or berries can also be a good post workout choice, but not... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, but...: Weight training (serious weights, not 5 lb dumbell curls) will increase your muscle mass and improve your metabolism while not working out. But lifti... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Small/partial posterior tib tendon tears can heal. Usual treatment is a walking boot or walking cast for 6 weeks. This is followed by slow return to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Really? No: This is just about the worst post workout drink you can have. It is essentially sugar and caffeine - 2 things you do not need after working out.
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Speak to ur surgeon: Any area downstream of an injury or surgery is susceptible to swelling in the short term. The increased swelling around your knee can slow down the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, but...: In thin individuals, the tailbone can be felt through the skin, but is not as prominent as other bony areas of the lower spine and you may be feeling ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
One possibility: Stabbing pain can be caused by a meniscus tear among other causes. I have seen you ask several questions this week relating to meniscus tears and you... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Many: Outside hip pain can be caused by bursitis, muscle strains, tendonitis, it band dysfunction, referred from the spine. Inner hip (groin) pain can be r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Pretty close: Both refer to acheiving a specific look, but are not exactly the same as being fit or strong. Bodybuilders lift weights and eat in a specific way to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effectiv... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 wee... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Having: Having more lean muscle enhances your bodies metabolism and blood sugar regulation.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Don't give up: Keep looking until you find one who does listen and can help you. Not all knee pain is caused by a fixable mechanical problem. Sometimes treatments ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Add weight training: Aerobic (running, biking, swimming, elliptical, etc...) exercise increases metabolism only for the duration of that exercise. If you want to keep you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Post workout meal: Depends a bit on your goals and type of exercise you do. Try to avoid fat immediately post workout. Stick with lean protein (chicken, turkey, fish, ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zooker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zooker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your recommendation! I never enjoyed inline sports, which is why I find it difficult to stay active. I'll give them another try!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Union Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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